Trina Solar Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer and Appointment of Interim Replacement

CHANGZHOU, China, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services, today announced that it has accepted the resignation of its chief financial officer, Ms. Teresa Tan, effective July 15, 2016. Ms. Tan has resigned to pursue other personal interests. Ms. Xu Ying (Merry Xu), currently a vice president and strategy assistant to the CEO at the Company, will act as interim chief financial officer until a permanent replacement is hired.

Ms. Xu joined Trina Solar in 2006 and has served in a number of important roles, including finance director, finance vice president, CEO office head and vice president and strategy assistant to the CEO. She has been a part of the Company's core management team for years and has participated in the Company's recent key development initiatives. 

Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO for Trina Solar said, "Over the past two-and-a-half years, Ms. Tan has worked closely with our key management team and the board and effectively led the finance team in supporting the Company's strong growth. I would like to thank Ms. Tan for her contributions to the Company and wish her continued success in her future endeavors. Ms. Xu has been with Trina Solar for more than 10 years, and she has a deep knowledge of the Company and the industry, as well as sound financial expertise. We are confident she will be an effective interim CFO for the Company."

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-leading position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit

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